UHRC Statement on Bobi Wine

A report by the Uganda Human Rights Commission-UHRC has indicated that legislators Robert Kyagulanyi and Francis Zaake were severely tortured while under police custody following their arrest early this week.

The report, issued by the Commission’s Chairperson Med Kaggwa, shows that the MPs have difficulty in breathing among other complications and that Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine was in pain resulting from multiple bruises.

“The Commission observed that he has a swollen face, was in pain and required support to walk. It was also observed that he had difficulty in sitting and breathing upon which he informed us that he felt pain in his rib cage and that he was bruised all over the body,” reads the statement.

UHRC says that Kyagulanyi informed their team that he had been severely tortured upon arrest in Arua where non-uniformed officers broke into his hotel room, pounced on him, hit his head with an iron bar, indiscriminately beat and kicked him all over the body until he became unconscious.

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